Kim Komando, America’s Digital Goddess®, is one of America’s most successful radio hosts and web entrepreneurs.
Komando’s three-hour call-in radio show, “The Kim Komando Show,” airs weekly across more than 400 stations to an estimated 6.5 million listeners. Her daily “Consumer Tech Update” reports are heard around the world. Komando’s website, Komando.com, along with her consumer-technology newsletters, e-books, and syndicated “USA Today” column, reach millions of readers and listeners. “The Kim Komando Television Program” also airs as a one-hour broadcast every Saturday on the prestigious Bloomberg Television Network.
It’s not about techies and computer-troubleshooting anymore. It’s now about a lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.—Kim Komando
Komando started her journey by selling Unisys mainframes to corporate clients. In 1992, she realized consumers needed help with the looming digital world, so she left her job to write and broadcast on digital issues. Kim began her radio career with a late-night call-in show about computers on Phoenix’s 550 KFYI-AM, “The Valley’s Talk Station.”
More than 20 years later, “The Kim Komando Show” is the largest weekend radio show in the country. Her audience also follows her writing on Komando.com, which covers everything from how to buy a smartphone to news updates on the latest data breeches.
Komando is a star in the talk-radio community, as well. She received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host in 2007, and she was named Talker magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 2009. Additionally, she was a speaker at Fortune‘s 2009 Most Powerful Woman Summit and was even the answer to a question in Trivial Pursuit.
Komando and her husband, Phoenix radio personality Barry Young, built their first studio in 1994. Today, they operate WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc., from a 24,000-square-foot multimedia broadcast production and soundstage facility in central Phoenix.